Newcastle United collected a huge three points on Sunday afternoon when Matt Ritchie’s second-half goal gave them a 1-0 victory over Manchester United.
There were a number of impressive performers for the Magpies at the weekend, but one of those that sort of went under the radar was DeAndre Yedlin.
The 24-year-old had to deal with the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial for long stages, and he performed extremely well at St James’ Park.
There remain question marks over Yedlin’s positioning and understanding of the game, but the defender has such incredible pace which allows him to escape a number of dangerous situations.
The United States international is a popular figure with the Newcastle fans, and many have taken to social media to hail the right-back for his performance against Man United.
Yedlin, who is believed to collect £20,000-a-week in wages at Newcastle, has performed well in his 23 Premier League appearances this term.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be found below:
— DeAndre Yedlin (@yedlinny) February 12, 2018
Best right back in europe
— tony (@T_NUFC) February 12, 2018
Proud to see a fellow yank take the pitch for my team.
— A Dog Chasing Cars (@steveaskins) February 12, 2018
Did sanchez take anything out of ya backpocket ???
— Chris Low (@Chris_Low01) February 12, 2018
Well done yesterday and great shift on your 50th appearance
— Les Johnstone (@Madmagpie852075) February 12, 2018
Love Yedlin, he has to come up against some of the best players in the league and hasn’t give them hardly a sniff
— CHARLEY ROBERTS (@The_C_Roberts) February 12, 2018
Keep it up, love your passion for the toon
— mark b (@betham87) February 12, 2018
Your the man Yedlinny
— Michael Taylor (@clutchmick) February 12, 2018